Challenges in the Application of Islamic Ideology to the Foreign Policy of Pakistan
This article analyses the challenges and prospects of applying Islamic Ideology to Pakistan’s foreign policy. Historically, Pakistan is a country that advocates and defends Islamic ideology that drove the independence struggle of the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent and was outlined in the Pakistan Resolution (1940), the vision of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, and the three Pakistani constitutions. Peace, respect for human rights, protection of the right to self-determination, and support for the oppressed are the main structural elements of Pakistan’s foreign policy. However, despite this ideological background, several practical challenges prevent harmonizing Pakistan’s foreign policy with Islamic principles. This article provides an analysis of these challenges.
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